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#1 CritrSitr


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Posted 01 August 2009 - 10:25 PM

Anyone else been having trouble with bugs in Complete Advantage?

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Posted 01 August 2009 - 10:31 PM

"Bugs" can be found in almost any type of feed. Just take it back to your dealer and have them exchange it.

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Posted 01 August 2009 - 10:38 PM

QUOTE (disneyhorse @ Aug 1 2009, 11:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
"Bugs" can be found in almost any type of feed. Just take it back to your dealer and have them exchange it.

There are an awful lot of bugs in this feed. I talked to my dealer and they ordered fresh but they said that they called Purina who says its normal...there are WAY too many bugs for my comfort. When I dump it into a bucket, wait a few minutes, the walls of the bucket are covered with them.

Just wondering if I'm being too picky for my lil buddies.

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Posted 01 August 2009 - 11:05 PM

I'm almost possitive Purina did not make a statment like that to your feed company. I can't imagine them telling anyone its ok or normal for their feed to have bugs in it.
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Posted 02 August 2009 - 12:18 AM

Be sure and check the dates on the bottom of your feed bags when you purchase them. Sometimes feed stores will not rotate them correctly and after several sales of new bags they hit the old bags on the bottom finally.
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Posted 02 August 2009 - 05:48 AM

I would never never feed anything that had bugs in it! And I agree with Marty I really doubt Purina said that.

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 07:44 AM

I too don't believe Purina would tell anyone that it was normal to have bugs in any of their feeds! There is nothing normal about bugs in a bag of feed, unless that bag of feed has been poorly stored and/or stored for a very long time. I very much doubt that any bag of feed had bugs in it when it left Purina's facility.

You are NOT being too fussy about what your feed to your horse. Absolutely do not give her buggy feed to eat.

I hope that your feed store has agreed to replace the bug-infested bag(s) of feed?


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Posted 02 August 2009 - 08:04 AM

I work at Tractor Supply and I asure you that Purina did not say that. Someone was just being lazy and did'nt want to deal with you. nono.gif THAT"S NOT RIGHT! Customer service is #1!!! yes.gif Take it back and talk to the manager and let them know the deal. They like us should have taken it back with NO QUESTIONS ASKED! It can be fresh and still contain bugs or mold. At our store we inspect our bags every couple of days to see if we visibly see anything and if we do, we track down what feed has the problem and imedeantly get rid of it. I have seen new shipments of fresh feed come in off the truck and notice once that a date was expired and they still sent it. We sent it back! Also take notice on how clean the floor is in-between and around the feed, if theres feed on the floor with dust, than that is most likely what causes the bugs to be around in the 1st plase. A dirty floor shows how much you care about selling your product! A little spill here and there is okay but if its never cleand or feeds rotated, than it sounds like they dont care. If I would'nt eat it, I would'nt feed it to my horses, and I say take it back!

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 08:24 AM

I agree! I would call Purina first and describe to them what you told us, then return what you have. Your feed store is at fault, even if the feed came of the truck that way they should not be selling it and should certainly not be telling you it's okay. I fed nothing but Purina for many years, and yes feed gets bugs now and then. My feed store always willingly took it back & exchanged it for fresh. The only time I had to call Purina they sent me coupons for new feed (there was a rat - or rather half a rat - in my Omolene!!!). I think they should have paid for a shrink after finding that actually but I settled for new feed LOL.
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Posted 02 August 2009 - 08:35 AM

I have had feed stores tell me that a few bugs in my oats wont hurt, but I still dont like to feed it.
I found a way to deal with it, if its not too many.. when I cant take it back.
I pour it out in a thin layer on a large flat metal tray on a hot sunny day, and let it toast in the hot sun real good.
The grain bugs we get here, only thrive in cool conditions, and will die very quickly when exposed this way.
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